9/03/2011 3:17pm, #31
The beginner guys from my club laughed at me for shouting at our guys competing at Uni nationals 'Get your grip', 'Throw him for ippon'.
But really there is no other advice you can give.
Any possible opening you see as a spectator, by the time you've seen it, processed it, shouted it out, they've heard it, processed it and bam the opening is gone.
I always cringe when I hear people shout 'Tai otoshi, now!' in the back ground of videos, or if its from America 'Tie O toast, now!' its retarded and no one has ever had a throw suggestion shouted at them and then done it succesfully.
Literally all you have to do is;
- Step off
- Get your grip
- Move about a bit
- Throw him.
If its not ippon, hold him down or get back up again and rinse repeat.
That's all there is to competing in Judo at kyu grade level, really.
Oh and for fucks sake, don't bow at every restart it just tells everyone watching that you're a noob at your first comp and don't know what you're doing.
You only rei at the first hajime and after the sore made, never in between.
9/03/2011 4:10pm, #32
Go have fun with it, compete while you're still young. I turn 40 next year as well.
9/05/2011 4:58am, #33
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thanks for all the support though
9/05/2011 6:08pm, #34
You meant this!
I thought you wanted to publish this, lol!
9/05/2011 7:21pm, #35
I always wonder WTF coaches are thinking when they send students to shiai and have not drilled them on reiho/procedures. It annoys me to no end and slows down the entire tournament.
I've seen adults who literally did not know anything about bow in procedures, although it's much more of a problem with little kids.
Typical scenario: Kids throws another for yuko, gets Kesa Gatame, ref yells "Osaekomi", kid stand up from hold down. Then ref has to explain to kid what "osaekomi" is. All the while coach is screaming at kid for letting the other guy up!Falling for Judo since 1980
9/07/2011 6:07pm, #36
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If this action were to occur at anything other than a "training" tournament I'd be complaining about the referee to the Head Referee or Jury. It's not the Referees place or job to explain the rules to the player during the match. It is the Coach's job to prepare and train the player in the dojo prior to the competition. If the coach fails to competently do his job by not ensuring rules familiarity and understanding then that is a weakness that can be exploited by a better trained player. It is not the Referee's place to provide remedial training at the expense of the other player. The Referee's job is to administer the match. The Referee is actually being unfair to the other player by this action. By explaining the rules to the opponent it takes away an advantage to my player, that I have prepared by explaining and ensuring they understand the rules.
9/07/2011 6:32pm, #37
In any case, the kids should be prepared by their coach no matter what, I agree.
BenFalling for Judo since 1980
9/08/2011 3:35pm, #38
9/08/2011 8:00pm, #39
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And some of refs often go really overboard with the pronunciation anyway.
Osaekomi often comes out as skmi! Sounds like the fucker is sneezing, I don't blame kids for being confused.
9/08/2011 8:04pm, #40
You're probably not aware, but the contest between you and your opponent is not the main contest on the mat.
The real contest is between the referees as to who can shorten the calls to the loudest and sharpest cries possible.
'TE!' means 'matte'.
'Jime' means 'Hajime'
'Keta' means 'toketa'
'Komi' means 'Osaekomi'
Any referee who can further shorten these to even more unintelligibly blurted monosyllables wins extra points.